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Keepers of the Wild Nature Park

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Address: 13441 E Hwy 66, Valentine, AZ 86437-1109
Phone Number:
+1 928-769-1800
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Keepers of the Wild is home to over 150 exotic and wild animals that were...

Keepers of the Wild is home to over 150 exotic and wild animals that were rescued from lives of neglect or abuse including a grizzly bear, tigers, leopards, cougars, monkeys, birds, reptiles, wallabies, hoof stock, and a variety of indigenous wildlife. Animals placed at Keepers of the Wild can depend on a safe and life-long home. Our scenic nature park is nestled on 175 acres in Valentine, AZ on Historic Route 66. Whether you opt to walk the park or take a guided safari tour, all visitors will experience an up-close look at animals in their spacious natural habitats. Keepers of the Wild is very popular with residents, visitors and tourists and is ideal for school field trips for children and family outings. Guided tours of the animal park are exciting, enlightening and educational. Handicap Accessible Tour Tram Covered Patio & Picnic Areas Gift Shop: Gifts, Apparel, Snacks and Drinks Group, Senior & Military Discounts Free Parking

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A must see

Pay the extra $ for a guided tour. You get to watch the animals up close while they eat and hear stories of how they ended up there. Worth every penny. Staff is awesome. All are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Valerie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pay the extra $ for a guided tour. You get to watch the animals up close while they eat and hear stories of how they ended up there. Worth every penny. Staff is awesome. All are very friendly. My fave animal is Hodor. 😂

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1 Thank Valerie B
Roseburg, Oregon
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We took the tour of this large compound and viewed a variety of rescued wild animals. The price apiece is $25.00, a bit high but then when you see the work these folks are doing it seems appropriate. We went at feeding time 3:30 PM and the Lions and Tigers and Wolves are very active. If there is any "show"... More 

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1 Thank WillandKate_11
Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great place to hike, observe wildlife & have a picnic. Our visit was yesterday10/2716. Perfect weather.The animals really come out around 230 as feeding time is at 300.You can self tour (walk) or ride a safari type vehicle and get a lot more info on the animals .I was impressed by the cleanliness of the habitats- and care the rescues... More 

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I love that there are places like this for mistreated, neglected or just need a home, animals. 21 tigers! Mostly from entertainment industry. Monkeys, a lion, a bear, wolves. Lots of different animals. Even a big tortoise. Sad. They seem well fed and cared for. Go at 3:30 for feeding time because that's when they are sure to be moving... More 

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2 Thank lb0407
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This safari is about 2 hours from Vegas. It's a rescue for a variety of animals - many big cats. You have a choice to walk the park or you can rife in a WWII transport vehicle & get a guided tour - which only takes about an hour. We took the guided tour at 3:30 pm which allowed us... More 

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1 Thank Linda M
Boulder City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We drove over from Henderson, NV, nice drive and day trip. The prices are a bit steep but think of it as supporting the animals who were kept by "dumb" people. I mean to say that most of these animals will forever be kept in a cage because the humans thought they could raise wild animals as pets (when will... More 

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2 Thank GeneD1959
Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Think you know what a wild animal is ? Unless you have seen wild animals at dinner time, I would say think again. This experience was a reality clarification for me and I will never look at a cuddly stuffed Tiger the same way again. Watching these amazingly powerful creatures shred their meals while warning onlookers to keep there distance,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband went for a visit, nice day trip from Vegas. Keep in mind, this is not a zoo, or Disneyland, this is a wild life sanctuary and the wild animals have all been rescued from direct situations, mostly at the hands of humans. We chose to walk the tour, and I've never seen animals this close. They... More 

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4 Thank Diane H
Arizona City, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on August 7th right at opening. It's a beautiful place and you can really tell them staff care deeply about the animals. We saw Ligers, Tigers, and Bears oh my. All the animals are a rescue from some idiots who thought tigers would make great house pets or retired from magic shows, or photo op situations. It's... More 

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Holbrook, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We saw a brochure that said this was a drive thru park and gave a price at $18.00. Well that was not exactly true. Price today was $.20.00 per person for the self guided walking tour. If you add $10.00 per person you can be driven thru the park. There are dirt roads nothing is properly marked, many of the... More 

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